Diamond Retreat Center, Arizona, U.S.A.
       
     
 Is a sustainable architecture project for a retreat center in the Arizona desert. The project is a bioclimatic design that has a rainwater collecting system and a system for treating wastewater, its construction is exclusively based on local materials, its energy is mainly generated by solar panels and count with a permaculture master plan for the entire Valley where the project is to be located. We were invited to propose a project that would take its inspiration from a Salesian retreat center located in Jalisco, Mexico. This in turn is based on the architecture of colonial convents and monasteries, complexes characterized by their central courtyards, their long arched covered corridors, their interior patios and their gardens. The project for 100 executive suites with capacity for 200 people, which includes, among other things, a conference hall, a star gazing deck and a yoga terrace, it is organized around a central courtyard that houses a green pool. The projects form and design is inspired by a mandala of the Tibetan tradition. The project remains unrealized. 
       
     
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 Mandala de Vajrayogini / Mandala of Vajrayogini
       
     
Diamond Retreat Center, Arizona, U.S.A.
       
     
Diamond Retreat Center, Arizona, U.S.A.

Es un proyecto de arquitectura sustentable para un centro de retiro en el desierto de Arizona. El proyecto es un diseño bioclimático que cuenta con un sistema para colección de aguas pluviales y tratamiento de aguas residuales, su construcción esta propuesta exclusivamente con materiales locales, su energía es generada principalmente con paneles solares y tiene un plan maestro de permacultura para la totalidad del valle donde se ubica el proyecto. Se nos invitó a proponer un proyecto que tomara su inspiración en un centro de retiro salesiano ubicado en Jalisco, México. Este a su vez se basa en la arquitectura de conventos y monasterios coloniales, complejos caracterizados por sus patios centrales, sus largos pasillos de arcadas cubiertos, sus patios interiores y sus jardines. El proyecto para 100 suites ejecutivas con capacidad para 200 personas, que cuenta entre otras cosas con un auditorio para conferencias, una plataforma de observación estelar, y una terraza para práctica de yoga, se organiza alrededor de un patio central que alberga una piscina "verde" o ecológica. Su forma se inspira de la forma de un mandala de la tradición tibetana. El proyecto no se ha realizado aún.

 Is a sustainable architecture project for a retreat center in the Arizona desert. The project is a bioclimatic design that has a rainwater collecting system and a system for treating wastewater, its construction is exclusively based on local materials, its energy is mainly generated by solar panels and count with a permaculture master plan for the entire Valley where the project is to be located. We were invited to propose a project that would take its inspiration from a Salesian retreat center located in Jalisco, Mexico. This in turn is based on the architecture of colonial convents and monasteries, complexes characterized by their central courtyards, their long arched covered corridors, their interior patios and their gardens. The project for 100 executive suites with capacity for 200 people, which includes, among other things, a conference hall, a star gazing deck and a yoga terrace, it is organized around a central courtyard that houses a green pool. The projects form and design is inspired by a mandala of the Tibetan tradition. The project remains unrealized. 
       
     

Is a sustainable architecture project for a retreat center in the Arizona desert. The project is a bioclimatic design that has a rainwater collecting system and a system for treating wastewater, its construction is exclusively based on local materials, its energy is mainly generated by solar panels and count with a permaculture master plan for the entire Valley where the project is to be located. We were invited to propose a project that would take its inspiration from a Salesian retreat center located in Jalisco, Mexico. This in turn is based on the architecture of colonial convents and monasteries, complexes characterized by their central courtyards, their long arched covered corridors, their interior patios and their gardens. The project for 100 executive suites with capacity for 200 people, which includes, among other things, a conference hall, a star gazing deck and a yoga terrace, it is organized around a central courtyard that houses a green pool. The projects form and design is inspired by a mandala of the Tibetan tradition. The project remains unrealized. 

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 Mandala de Vajrayogini / Mandala of Vajrayogini
       
     

Mandala de Vajrayogini / Mandala of Vajrayogini